The NSPCC has released its latest annual report today giving an overview of child protection in the United Kingdom. The 84-page report contains statistics and information on the rise and fall of child protection incidences such as child sexual exploitation, neglect and emotional abuse, using data from a variety of sources including police records. The…

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The NSPCC’s comprehensive overview of child protection in the UK, How Safe are our Children 2016, shows the highest number of recorded sexual offences against children in a decade.  The report compiles and analyses child protection data across the 4 nations of the UK for 2016. Key findings include: In the last year, the number of…

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During 2013/14, the NSPCC received 17,089 calls from people reporting signs of child abuse. This figure shows a 28% rise on the figure of 13,389 from the 2012/13 period. The main reason for people to contact the NSPCC was to make calls regarding neglect and it accounted for 31% of the overall contact made. The…

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No one noticed, no one heard: a study of disclosures of childhood abuse (October 2013) This new report from the NSPCC describes the childhood experiences of abuse of young men and women and how they disclosed this abuse and sought help. Researchers interviewed 60 young adults (aged 18-24 years) who had experienced high levels of…

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Every UK primary school is due to be visited by ChildLine volunteers to teach children about what abuse is, how to protect themselves and where to go for help, if it is needed. The initiative is part of the NSPCC campaign ‘Now I know’ and chief executive Peter Wanless was quoted as saying: “By helping children understand…

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A recent report  How safe are our children?, from the NSPCC, identifies nine factors which put children at a higher risk of abuse or neglect. These factors include living with domestic violence, parental mental ill-health, living in poverty and debt and children with a mental or physical impairment. Identifying risk factors and signs and symptoms…

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The new report  How safe are our children?, from the NSPCC, identifies nine factors which put children at a higher risk of abuse or neglect.  The report considers “the evidence available about why some children and young people are at greater risk of suffering from abuse and neglect than others” One of the high risk groups identified…

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The NSPCC have today launched a report How Safe are Our Children?, which looks at the scale of child abuse in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  The report considered 19 separate indicators to assess how safe our children are. Key messages  In some ways today’s children are safer from abuse and neglect than those of previous generations but worrying levels of…

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The NSPCC is warning that a sharp increase in reports of neglect cases is putting extra pressure on already overloaded children’s services. A recent report show that calls/emails to its helpline about neglect have doubled over the past two years to reach record new levels. The rise in reports of neglect to the NSPCC comes as local children’s services face…

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A report by the NSPCC has highlighted the key messages organisations need to be aware of, and act upon, to ensure the children who come into contact with their employees are kept safe from harm. Towards Safer Organisations reports on the findings of interviews with adults who had abused children whilst working in positions of trust.…

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